A countdown of great '90s movies won't be complete without mentioning "Forrest Gump." Do you remember this film?
Partially based on the novel penned by Winston Groom, Tom Hanks played the titular role of a very simple man who ended up achieving great things in life. Many of his encounters with public figures and celebrities were merely coincidental. But the way the story wove him into important social and political events was as amusing as it was amazing.
For one, this film is recognized for the great visual effects used to help tell this simple man's tale. He met iconic musicians and U.S. presidents whom he conversed with, thanks to the magic of computer-aided cinema. Through recreations, Forrest found himself in the middle or within the periphery of pivotal political scandals or social movements. All of these great moments may have just flown above his head, with him thinking nothing of it. But it's a great way to entertain audiences familiar with these historical details.
It wasn't such an easy journey for someone like Forrest, born in the 1950s without much medical or psychosocial help available for someone like him. But still, the goodness in his heart and the kindness of his spirit guided him into becoming someone important, someone with integrity and someone who's endearing.
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